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Karst Landform

A karst landform is a geological feature created on the earth's surface by the drainage of water into the ground. Typical karst forms include sinkholes, caves, natural bridges and sinking streams. It is developed from limestones so that it takes on a cream color; in addition, caves of karst landform often form deep and interconnecting networks, while those of Danxia Landform are usually shallow and isolated.

Zhangjiajie, the inspiration for Avatar, is a forest of karst peaks worthy of its fame as one of China's most beautiful and unique places.

More than 3000 karst pinnacles and spires dominate the scenery in this UNESCO-protected park of Zhangjiajie.

Regarded as "the marvelous spectacle of the karst cave in the world", "No. 1 Karst Cave", and "the most beautiful cave" in the world, Yellow Dragon Cave is the most noted scenery in Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie. Covering an area of 100,000 square meters, the cave is thought by the geologists to be the one including all the characteristics of a karst cave, for there are splendid stalactites, stalagmites, hills, and rivers. In a variety of fantastic shapes, the limestone is colorful, glittering and translucent. Sometimes, the limestone and the water create an attractive heavenly ensemble. Boating along the streams in the cave is also a nice choice.